The College of Staten Island extended their record to 2-1 with a 63-56 win against York College on Tuesday evening. The men of CSI see a 1-0 conference record while the Cardinals fall to a 1-4 overall record and 0-1 CUNYAC record.
Sloppy play by the Dolphins led to three steals and an eight point lead for York College in less than two minutes of play. Three back-to-back layups by Dylan Bulger, Matt Van Manen and Herschel Jenkins helped the Dolphins close the gap to four before a Javon Cox steal and dunk would give their first lead of the game, 12-11, at the 13 minute mark. From there CSI held the lead the rest of the half with York tying it once. Jonathan Chadwick-Myers closed the half with a jumper to put give the Dolphins their greatest lead of eight, 34-26.
With the help of Chadwick-Myers, CSI started the second half on a 7-2 run to put the score at 41-28 in the first four minutes. York would inch closer but CSI kept the gap to no less than 10 before a three-point play by Bulger gave the Dolphins their greatest lead of 16 in the 14th minute. At nine minutes, a Thomas Hard jumper closed the gap to nine before the Dolphins again would extend the gap to 16 in the final three minutes and hold their score at 63. However, York inched closer as Du’Quan Lawson and Chris Atkinson hit two consecutive three pointers to close the gap to 10. With a Cox foul with 30 seconds remaining, Tony Vails hit two free throws to bring the score to 63-55. With 8 seconds left, Chadwick-Myers fouled Atkinson who was awarded three shots. Atkinson hit just the final free throw to close in to a seven point difference. After a Bulger turnover with four seconds, Atkinson stole the ball but it was too late.
Chadwick-Myers led the Dolphins with 21 points and six rebounds while Van Manen had 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Bulger added 11 points while Cox added 10 with four steals.
For York, Vails led with 21 points while teammate Shamir Wilkinson had eight points and five rebounds. The Cardinals saw 22 points from the bench while the Dolphins had zero.
The Dolphins are back in action on Saturday, December 1, as they host Brooklyn College in a 2:00 pm contest.